Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, this one is the best. I039;ve always gotten a warm welcome, no matter how far I hiked to get there, or how I smelled. The showers have always been hot, the food has always been stellar, and the Guinness has always been poured perfectly. Inns simply don039;t get any better. There are fancier places to be sure, but none better.
Took off the @thefurnitureinstituteofma sticker and the plates and sold it to two guys who are going to strip it, cage it, bore it out .035" or .050", and race it. It sure hauled more lumber and furniture than Honda ever meant it to! It also took @atbree and I on our honeymoon (the parts that weren039;t in a canoe anyway) and down every dirt road in Vermont as we looked for our wedding venue. It039;s been good, and it never truly left either of us stranded. We pass it on fondly to its new owner and wish them success in motorsport. Glad it039;s going to somebody capable of dealing with its (numerous) quirks (and recently blown head gasket) who isn039;t relying on it for day to day transportation. We039;re looking forward to seeing it in its new life! Now then, anybody wanna buy the roof rack? #hondacivic #racecar #bittersweet #headgasket #blownheadgasket #solongandthanksforallthefish #Sold
Next step on this test panel: fairing the curves. The glue up leaves a surface that is a bunch of skinny flat pieces. I.e., some kind of polygon. I was fortunate to pick up a Stanley #13 compass plane nearby to help turn that polygon into a circle. I could do the outside planing the chamfers lengthwise, but that still leaves the inside surface. So far, I039;m pretty happy with this acquisition. We039;ll see how long it takes to get down through the tearout, but this bit went fast.
Test glue-up for a coopered panel. Sometimes I want to be real sure that a plan goes off as expected! I cut the form for this on the ShopBot, and I continue to be impressed by how accurate it is. My MDF was .760 thick, so I drew the notches for the edge laps at that size, and got a lovely tight fit right off the machine. Just another way I love blending traditional and modern woodworking techniques!
Continuing on the theme of cutting small things: when you have 56mm dominoes and need 48039;s.
Anybody got a better workholding solution for cutting small parts like table buttons and dominoes? I banged together this sled for that purpose, and it works OK for pieces around 3/4"/20mm thick. Dominoes don039;t really work on it, but they039;re usually longer, so it039;s less of a problem. Still, if you039;ve got a better solution, I039;d love to see it.
Inspired by @pekovichwoodworks various techniques to router out waste in the pin board. The fence keeps you from going over the base line, the depth setting let039;s you clear the bottom of the half blind socket. A little bit of chopping remains to get the corners. Now, I039;m not one to reach for a router normally, but chopping all the waste out of hickory by hand didn039;t sound like much fun to me.